Bulgakova Advances To Round of 16 At Amelia Island 10K Championships
Sept. 23, 2013
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (SMU) – Sophomore Vaszilisza Bulgakova advanced to the round of 16 after she won her second match in straight sets (6-4, 6-3) at the Amelia Island 10K Championships. Bulgakova and sophomore Hristina Dishkova begin doubles play in the qualifying round tomorrow.
Bulgakova defeated Syracuse senior Madeleine Kobelt who earned All-BIG EAST honors a year ago. Bulgakova now faces Alexandra Cerconce who has yet to drop a set, in the round 16. Cercone defeated her latest opponent, 6-0, 6-0.
“Lisa really performed well this afternoon and is a natural on clay court surfaces,” said Assistant Coach Jeff Hammond.
This is the first of two events in which the Mustangs will compete on clay courts during the fall. The second event is the USTA Women’s 10K Championships from Sept. 30 through Oct. 6.
Dishkova also competed in the round of 32 today but fell to Dasha Ivanova in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1.
This weekend, SMU splits its team as Head Coach Kati Gyulai travels with the rest of team to the Colorado Invitational (Sept. 27-29) while Jeff Hammond remains at the Amelia Island 10K Championships, which close on Sept. 29.